Noppharat Thara Beach
Krabi Attractions | Krabi beaches
Noppharat Thara Beach is situated 18 kilometers west of Krabi town and is very near to Aonang beach. The Thara Beach is 3 kilometers long and the distance between Aonang and Noppharat Thara Beach is about 6 kilometers. The former name of the beach was "Hat Khlong Haeng". This was a name given by the localities which literally meant dried canal beach. A groove of casuarina trees is found along the long white sand beach of Noppharat Thara Beach.
This beach is ideal for tourists to spend their afternoon under the shade of the casuarinas trees. They can even take an afternoon nap. A single deckchair or beach umbrella is not found on this beach, it is necessary for one to carry his beach mat. During low tide the area turns into a long beach (about a kilometer larger), thus making it possible for the visitors cover a larger area by foot. People who do not want to walk on foot can easily take a minibus which is available daily from 6 o clock in the morning to 3 o clock in the afternoon. The water at the Noppharat Thara Beach is warm and crystal clear thus making it a perfect beach for swimming. Another place for sight seeing is the headquarters of the Hat Noppharat Thara-Mu Koh PhiPhi National Park. This park covers a large portion off the shore as well as onshore.
Attractions of Noppharat Thara Beach
The Noppharat Thara Beach is a very popular picnic spot for the localities. Visitors can enjoy different types of food on the island. Lazing under the sun is also very common at the Noppharat Thara Beach. During the day time visitors can even walk across to the Koh Kao Pak Klong Island in the bay, but this is only possible during low tide. The nightlife at Noppharat Thara beach is very quite. There are a few beer bars on the beach. At one end of the beach there is a live band available for the entertainment of the tourists. Tourists can even hire speedboats or long-tail boats to visit a few outlying islands which include the Chicken Island, the Koh Poda Island, the Koh Tap Island and the Phi Phi Island. The long shallow quiet deserted beach attracts many honeymoon couples who want some time for themselves away from the busy city life.